I think i have my mojo back! For the last couple of days i think that everything i do gets OK or worse but today I’m so happy with my card! I really think it’s a success and i really think it’s well balanced! I got my Mojo back, and with a MOJO sketch- how fun isn’t that? 🙂

This card is for my dear brother. His birthday was for a few month ago but we haven’t seen each other so i haven’t hurried with the card until now (we will meet this weekend). So a bit late, maybe, bu Happy brithday Oskar!

I did choose the colors by that fact that my dear brother told me he liked dark red and green and gray colors with a bit of old texture. I didn’t fin and burgundy or grays but i really like this green paper from Grapic45’s collection Le Cirque so i kept going from that one. All the papers i used if from the same collection. The stamps or circus-pictures that i used across the card is also from the same collection and i simple cut them out and put them up on foamdots.

I did use this weeks MOJO Monday sketch for my layout. The focal-point is a Tim Holtz sentiment from the set Urban Chic. I actually started out with the sentiment, that i really is suitable for my brother when he really is out there living his life. I was after i had the sentiment i wanted the circus-stamps. I think it work very well together and i hope my brother will understand the connection and that I’m just amazed over his lifestyle. Anyway… i did frame the sentiment with my new favorite Nestabilitie, the label 18. I cut it out with one of the smaller dies and the traced around the outside of the die on a black paper to get a smaller frame to back it to then i would have got if I used the bigger die for the frame. That is one thing i dislike with the labels, that it’s a big difference between the dies but as long it can be traced around I’m not gonna be to noisy about it.

The green paper and the sentiment have been distressed with Peeled Paint and all the other papers have been with distressed with Antique Linen. The scalloped border is made by my new (and i think it will be an favorite) MFT’s Jumbo scalloped border. I did cut it twice, once in the dotted paper and once in the black so i could the a nice definition against the other papers. The other embellishments are the already mentioned stamps and some regular black brads and some black twine. I did embellish the corners with one of the corner-dies in the vintage die-set.  I so love the contrasts in the card, brought fourth by the black details.

I tried to keep the same layout for the bottom of the inside with a feel smal changes, of course, to give space for the written greeting. The stamp that is used is from Penny Black’s clearstamp-set Critter Party.

Papers: Grapic 45’s collection Le Cirque

Stamp: Tim Holtz’s Urban Chic, Penny Black’s Critter Party

Dies: Spellbinder’s Label 18, MFT’s jumbo scallop border

Other: Peeled Paint and Antique Linen Distress Inks.

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